C-Net 128


Perspective Software


You may want to read the introduction to C-Net 64 before proceeding.

C-Net 128 is a monster program compared to its 64 counterpart. The added features in the maintenance area, the addition of online BASIC support, and all the new commands and abilities in this version of the program are just not reflected properly in the "Facts" area below.

The features page from a previous web site is mirrored here.

The Facts:

The information below applies to the last version of C-Net 128 I had access to. The mention of network support comes at best from rumor and recalled observations, the details are unknown (and thus wanted!)

Hardware Information

Computer    :   Commodore 128 in 128 mode
Video       :   80 columns
Drives      :   All CBM, limited CMD (parts, but no subdirs)
Modems      :   1650, Hesmodem, 1670, Hayes compats (300-1200)
Input       :   Keyboard
Output      :   Screen or printer optionally
RAM use     :   Ramdrive compatible
Special     :


Pgm Struct  :   Main program with numerous small overlays
Menu Struct :   Word entry system from highly modular menus
Translation :   ASCII, PETSCII, ANSI
Access      :   9 levels, highly definable, SubOps
Handle/ID   :   Handles allowed, users listed by ID codes
User info   :   Name, last call, phone, access, misc parms, etc.
User Logs   :   Name, date, uploads/downloads, posts
Calls/Time  :   Call, time, idle limits differ by access levels
Network     :   Proprietary system, unsure of title or style
Customizing :   Highly
  Programs  :   Uncompiled BASIC, easy to modify
  Displays  :   Menus and displays are SEQ files, modifiable
  Commands  :   Mostly hard coded, changable only through code
Areas       :   Highly modular system
  E-mail    :   Separate menu
  Messages  :   Separate menu
  Transfers :   Separate menu
  Network   :   Separate menus
  Programs  :   Separate menu
  Text      :   Separate menu
  User Cmds :   From main menu
  SysOp     :   Separate menu, and integrated functions
  Voting    :   Separate menu, selection system
  News      :   Separate menu
  Help      :   Separate menu
Other       :

SysOp Utilities and Support

Offline     :   Full configurator,configuration editors
Online      :   User editor, chat
Remote      :   Full drive support, file editors, user editor
On-L Display:   Complete user info window with sysop menu
W.F.C. Utils:   Same as On-L Display
Chatting    :   From any prompt
User        :   Handle/access editor available
Msg Bases   :   Offline configurator for bases, integrated maint
Transfers   :   Offline configurator for bases, integrated maint
Programs    :   Online program adder, remover
Network     :   Online configurator and editor
Drives      :   Complete drive support
Terminal    :   Transfer terminal program, nice features


Structure   :   C-Net text files, listed by order entered
Header      :   Subject, access
Weeding     :   By SysOp
Display     :   At logon, or on demand


Structure   :   Structured post/reply system
Bases       :   Named bases, listed by number
Limits      :   Separate post/reply limits
            :   Enforced during auto-maintenance
Reading     :   New and global new messages, or individual
Headers     :   Subject, poster, date
Format      :   Text, or color text
Writing     :   As new posts, or as replies to posts
Anonymous   :   Allowed with access
Network     :   Supported
Other       :

Message Editor

Structure   :   Line editor
Commands    :   A period in first column followed by a command letter
Editing     :   Search/replace, rewriting, insert, delete, justify, etc.
Formatting  :   Word wrap, MCI codes for special functions
Graphics    :   Supported


Bases       :   Named bases, listed by number
Storage     :   Directory files for each bases
Limits      :   Enforced during automaintenance
Credits     :   Credit ratio system implemented
Protocols   :   Punter (multi), Xmodem (CRC and 1k), Ymodem
Headers     :   Name, blocks, uploader, date, "about" file
Selection   :   By number
Listing     :   Directories, local and global new listings
Network     :   Not supported
Other       :

Text Libraries

Structure   :   2 levels of libraries with C-Net SEQ files
Storage     :   As C-Net style SEQ files
Network     :   Not supported
Other       :


Structure   :   Separate menu off the main menu
Sending     :   From message reading, or by ID
Receiving   :   At logon, or on demand
Network     :   Supported
Other       :

Program Libraries

Structure   :   2 levels of library structure, from separate menu
Programs    :   Explicit interaction with BBS, or stand alone BASIC
Network     :   Supported
Other       :

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